Mike Freer MP visits the new-look store to celebrate full disabled access in the town’s main shopping street
Starbucks coffee lovers in Golders Green today welcomed a visit from Mike Freer MP and his constituent Matthew Kayne, celebrating the popular store’s full access for disabled people following renovation.
The improvement to offer full disabled access at Starbucks in Golders Green is the result of a campaign led by Mike Freer MP and Matthew Kayne to get businesses to improve their access in the local area, as a result of the difficulties disabled customers have in accessing stores on Golders Green Road.
The new look store serves great coffees from around the world including 100% Fairtrade Espresso served as standard, as well as a Limited Edition Triple Hot Chocolate and filter coffee.
31-year-old Matthew Kayne, who is a resident of Jewish Care’s Rela Goldhill Lodge (www.jewishcare.org), has been campaigning to make his local area more accessible for wheelchair users such as himself. He said:
“I was very pleased that Starbucks made the door wheelchair accessible it will enable me and other wheelchair users to enjoy Starbucks coffee without sitting outside in the cold not enjoying it. It was great that Mike Freer MP is helping me with my campaign I feel that it is really important to make all the shops in Golders Green accessible and I will keep on fighting for that.”
The store will continue to support the local causes important to Starbucks partners and customers, including local charity Resources for Autism.
Mark Fox, Managing Director for Starbucks UK said: “It’s great to see the disabled access changes in place, which Mike and Matthew have been campaigning for and feel so passionately about. We have always tried to anticipate our customers’ needs and provide even more convenience, so we hope this recent refurbishment will improve our customers experience and also bring new faces to our store.”
Mike Freer Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green said: “I am delighted that Starbucks have gone beyond doing the minimum and ensured the store now has level access. Matthew Kayne is the driving force behind making local shops more accessible and I was pleased to do my bit to help.”
Starbucks Golders Green is open weekdays and Saturday 05:00 to 23:00, and Sunday 06:30 to 23:00. Find out more about Starbucks at www.starbucks.co.uk